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Classes and Camps open; Phoenix Film Festival
Youth summer film acting camp registration is open!  Actors should be in class when they aren't working.  Classes are a great opportunity to deepen your skill set and stretch your range and technique. The PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL is April 6-13 at Harkins Scottsdale 101.  Industry Night, Kids' Day, parties + FILMS = one fantastic week! 

Youth Saturday Workout: TV/Sitcom
Saturdays, April 8-15, 2017 |$80
Will Hightower , Instructor More Info
Kids (ages 8-12) 10:30 am - 12 pm
Teens (ages 13-17) 9-10:30 am

Youth Summer Film Acting Camps: Registration Open!
Act in a custom-written short film! $360 each*

Kids (ages 8-12)
Monday-Friday June 12-16, 2017 | 8:30 am - 2 pm      More Info  

Tweens (ages 11-14)
Monday-Friday June 5-9, 2017 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm   |  More Info

Teens (ages 14-18)
Monday-Friday June 19-23, 2017 | 8:30 am - 2 pm  More Info

Intro to Voice Over (Adults)
This two-part course is an overview of the field of Voice Over and includes application and practice. You'll learn to break down scripts, create variety and attitudes in your read, microphone technique, and more from a working Voice Over actor.    More Info  #|  Saturdays, May 13-20, 2017   1-4 pm | $150 *

Film Audition Workshop (Adults)
No matter how much training and acting technique you have, you still need to get past the hurdle of the AUDITION in order to get the part. Susan K. Brigham teaches you how to prepare fully and make your audition unique!   More Info | Wednesdays, May 10-17, 2017 | 6:30-9:30 pm | $100*

Breathing in the Physical Character, Level 2 (Adults)
Connecting the voice and complete engagement of the body to communicate not only the text but the sub-text, relationships and environment will be explored through a series of exercises and different acting techniques- Learning how to "play" the play.  Level 2 includes partnered scene work.  More Info
Tuesdays, April 18-May 23, 2017 | 6:30-9:30 pm | $275*#

Scene Study (Adults)
It's a great time to get in class and stretch your skills and build your toolbox. Scene Study is the place to cast yourself against type and stretch your acting muscle.  Join us!  Mondays, Mar 6-Dec 11, 2017 |  6:30-9:30 pm |  Amanda Melby  | $180/month |  More Info#

Other Adult Classes 

CORE (Technique/Intro to Scene Study) | More Info
Wednesdays, June 21-August 9, 2017 | 6:30-9:30 pm | $360* 

Student and Staff Success Stories
JUDITH EISENBERG and ROBERT PETERS were cast in "Circle Mirror Transformation;" it runs April 14-30 at Mesa Encore Theatre. RYAN ELIZABETH PARKER plays Mary in "The Secret Garden" at Valley Youth Theatre.  FRED GERLE was cast in "Oliver!" at Arizona Broadway Theatre. DANNY GONSOWSKI plays Innkeeper Mordcha in "Fiddler n the Roof" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre through April 1. ANDREA THOMAS plays the  Storyteller in "The Wedding Story" by Chad Cocquyt in the ASU Director's Shorts.

SAYLOR BILLINGS and BOB PETERS were in "A Secret Face" for the A3F 72-Hour festival and finished in the Top 20. ANDREA THOMAS plays  Dr. Lisa Reynolds in "It Happened So Fast." TOBI & MATT (directed by Joe Gruberman, starring JUDITH EISENBERG) is in the Arizona Shorts A program at the Phoenix Film Festival.

FRED GERLE is in "Quantico" that aired March 20. LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI was on an episode of "Jane the Virgin." LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI was in the pilot of "Saddle Up."

CANDICE LUNCEFORD's SRP commercial is now airing.

GABRIELLE LEE is on the cover of the Samoas Girl Scout cookie box! ERIN GRIFFITH booked a gig for Harkins Theatres.

BRANDON LUCERO signed with the Leighton Agency.
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*+$25 one-time registration fee for new students.
# Pre-Requisites apply

In Memory: Lisa Feeney

Lisa Feeney was one of Verve's very first students; she started Scene Study in 2006 and went on to do many other classes, showcases and even film projects collaborating with students and staff she met at Verve.  She was a valuable member of the Verve community.  The Lisa Feeney Scholarship is awarded to current students on a case by case basis, taking into account financial need and dedication to the craft.

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